Geons of galileons

Thomas L. Curtright, David B. Fairlie

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We suggest that galileon theories should have an additional self-coupling of the fields to the trace of their own energy-momentum tensor. We explore the classical features of one such model, in flat 4D spacetime, with emphasis on solutions that are scalar analogues of gravitational geons. We discuss the stability of these scalar geons, and some of their possible signatures, including shock fronts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)356-360
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 19 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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